Over 50 years ago Paula’s Pierce’s father placed a message into a Coca-Cola bottle. It was supposed to be a practical joke, designed to tease his wife, Tina. Together they ran The Beachcomber Motel in Hampton Beach, N.H. until they passed away.
The message that was sent read: “Return to 419 Ocean Boulevard and receive a reward of $150 from Tina, owner of the Beachcomber.”
The bottle traveled over 2,000 miles from Hampton Beach to the Turks and Caicos Islands. A message-in-a-bottle collector Clint Buffington found the note and decided to return it to the author’s family. Daughter Paula’s parents had died years ago and she said the surprise message from her father was “like being contacted from the past.”
My Grandfather Knight used to tell me that when he went to France during World War 1 they would toss bottles overboard with messages inside. The notes would contain the…
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